Assistant Professor – Criminal Justice



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Job description

The Department of Criminal Justice at Tarleton State University invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position at the Stephenville, TX campus.  Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service.  Areas of specialization are open (generalist).


80% Teaching and Service: 4/4 teaching load in long semester.  Develop, implement, and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology, and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning.

20% Research/Scholarship:  Demonstrate a record of ongoing research/scholarship appropriate to the academic discipline.

Education and Experience:

PhD./Doctoral degree in Criminal Justice or Criminology (or related field).  A Juris Doctor (JS) along is not sufficient.  Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally include a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Area of specialization is open; the ability to teach statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level is desirable.

How to apply

Applications are only accepted online at  Please include your letter of interest, your current CV, and unofficial transcripts.  If needed, additional documents (teaching and research statements, and/or examples of scholarly work) will be requested.

Review of applications will begin March 30, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders.  With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, Bryan, and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address social needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, excellence, and respect.

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.  As a member of the Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.

With our state-of-the-art Candle Lighting Ceremony facilities, 110 years of tradition, friendly faculty and staff, and active student body, there is no doubt that Tarleton’s legacy is alive and strong across our campus.